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HORNSTEIN_FINALMENTE.DOC

11/12/2003 3:26 PM

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THE POLITICS OF EQUAL JUSTICE

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one time $9.5 million payment to accommodate for changes in the 2000 census.106 The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies has approved a budget of

$339 million.107 that funding be

The Bush Administration, however, recommends

decreased

to

$329

million.108

This

figure

is

only

slightly more than Progress continues

the agency’s 1991 $328.2 million appropriation. to be slow and all too often only temporary. The

price of justice is not cheap, but the consequences of provide equal justice for the nation’s poor will prove to costly.

our failure to be even more

106. But see Legal Services Corporation Receives $9.5 million Boost From C o n g r e s s , L e g a l S e r v i c e s C o r p o r a t i o n P r e s s R e l e a s e ( F e b . 1 4 , 2 0 0 3 ) ( r e p o r t i n g t h a this increase is the first in three years), 021403pr.htm. t at http://www.lsc.gov/pressr/releases/

107. Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School Legal Service E-lert, July 11, 2003.

108. Id.

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